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Center for Public Education National School Boards Association: Searching for the Reality of Virtual Schools

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Sun, 06/24/2012

Americans currently consume 3.6 zettabytes of digital information per day. Put another way, that’s 3.621 or 3,600,000,000,000,000,000,000 bytes.

Fairfax County considers creating virtual high school

Published on: 
Thu, 04/12/2012
Media Source: 
Washington Post

Fairfax County schools could become the first in the Washington region to create a virtual public high school that would allow students to take all their classes from a computer at home. No sports teams. No pep rallies. No lockers, no hall passes. Instead, assignments delivered on-screen and after-school clubs that meet online. It’s a reimagination of the American high school experience. And it’s a nod to the power of the school choice movement, which has given rise to the widespread expectation that parents should have a menu of options to customize their children’s education.

How Online Learning Companies Bought America's Schools

Published on: 
Sun, 11/27/2011
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If the national movement to “reform” public education through vouchers, charters and privatization has a laboratory, it is Florida.

Virtual schools are multiplying, but some question their educational value

Published on: 
Sat, 11/26/2011
Media Source: 
Washington Post
A Virginia company leading a national movement to replace classrooms with computers — in which children as young as 5 can learn at home at taxpayer expense — is facing a backlash from critics who are
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